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2014-07-30 Congo Brazzaville Deports 140,000 DRC Citizens
[Cameroon Tribune]The government of Congo Brazzaville is showing no signs of let-up in its efforts to rid the country of foreigners without the right papers. Radio France Internationale, RFI, reported yesterday, July 29, 2014, that a total of 140,000 citizens from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have either been expelled or returned home voluntarily in the last three months as a result of the drive.

2014-07-29 Appointed to Fight Sexual Violence and Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the DRC, Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Accepts Position With Humility
[PR Newswire]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -President Joseph Kabila furthered his commitment to eradicating the systemic problem of sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by nominating Jeanine Mabunda Lioko as his special representative.

2014-07-28 Empowering Sexual Violence Survivors By Enforcing Reparations
[IPS]Boston -Before a sexual violence survivor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has her day in court, she must surmount many obstacles. Poor or nonexistent roads and costly transportation may prevent her from going to a police station to report the crime, or to a hospital to receive treatment for the injuries sustained during the violence.

2014-07-28 Does RD Congo Withdraw From CAN 2019 Organization?
[Africa Top Sports]RD Congo withdraws from the organization of Africa nations 2019 Cup? It is what indicated the FECOFA (African Federation of soccer) on Thursday without giving the reasons of this withdrawal.

2014-07-28 'Homophobic Police Attack' to Be Investigated
[GroundUp]The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) this morning confirmed that it is investigating claims of police officers dragging a gay Congolese man to a back room of Claremont police station and beating him with metal poles.

2014-07-29 'Arrest of Lumumba Was a Plot By His Enemies'
[Ghanaian Chronicle]The Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester A. Mensah, says the "future is bright" for the younger generation of the country. According to him, "this is truly an exciting time to be growing up in Ghana."

2014-07-29 Angola, DRC Discuss Boosting of Voluntary Repatriation Process
[ANGOP]Luanda -Angolan minister of Social Welfare, Jo√£o Baptista Kussumua said on Monday in Luanda that he hoped greater step forward to the voluntary repatriation and local integration process, aimed at decreasing the phenomenon of refugees in Africa.

2014-07-29 DRC Reiterates Support to Former Angolan Refugees
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Former Angolan refugees in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue benefiting from administrative and social support of Congolese government, reiterated on Monday in Luanda, the Minister of Interior, Security, Decentralization and Customary Affairs, Richar Muyej Mangeze.

2014-07-28 A Team of MSF Vaccinated 38,000 Children Against Measles in Minova Before Continuing the Campaign in Kalonge
[MSF]Last week, the emergency unit of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Kivu ended the vaccination campaign in the district of Minova after reaching nearly 38,000 children and young people between 6 months to 15 years. The vaccination campaign in different parts of eastern DRC now continues in the neighboring district of Kalonge.

2014-07-28 Georges Chikoti Returns Home From Kinshasa
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, arrived on Saturday in Luanda, from Cape Town City, South Africa, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2014-07-28 DR Congo Interior Minister in Luanda
[ANGOP]Luanda -A delegation of the DR Congo, led by its Interior Minister, Muyej Mangeze Richard, is paying since this Monday morning a two-day working visit to Luanda.

2014-07-28 Rwanda Wanted to Dominate, We Wanted to Empower Congolese
[Observer]In Part XI of these series, we bring you the last part of the speech President Museveni delivered to MPs on August 30, 1999, about Uganda's invasion of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UPDF later fought with their Rwandan allies.

2014-07-28 Eaglets Set to Rout DR Congo in Kinshasa
[Independent]Players of Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eagles, have assured their handlers and Nigerians in general that their opponent in today Africa Championship qualifier, DR Congo, will be defeated.

2014-07-24 World Bank Approves U.S. $92.1 Million to Expand DRC's Connectivity to Regional States
[CIO]The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US $ 92.1 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant to support the fifth phase of the Central African Backbone Program (CAB Program) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2014-07-24 CAR Reconciliation, Peace Talks Open On July 21
[Cameroon Tribune]Stakeholders will for three days in Congo Brazzaville try to put an end to the ongoing sectarian violence and the country's legacy of recurrent conflicts.

2014-07-23 Troops Repel Attack On Kinshasa Military Base
[VOA]Gunmen attacked a military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Tuesday, but the government says the situation was quickly brought under control.

2014-07-24 Alleged Joseph Kabila Assassins Go On Trial
[Cameroon Tribune]Some 20 Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, citizens went on trial yesterday, July 21, 2014, in the Pretoria High Court in South Africa, accused of plotting to overthrow and assassinate the country's leader, Joseph Kabila.

2014-07-23 NGOs Against Monusco Drones for Humanitarian Work
[IRIN]Goma -International NGOs have rebuffed a recent offer by the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to use drones for humanitarian information gathering, saying this could represent a dangerous "blurring of the lines" between military and humanitarian actors in the conflict.

2014-07-23 World Bank Approves U.S.$92.1 Million Funds to Increase DRC's Connectivity to Other Great Lakes Countries
[CIO]The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$92.1 million IDA grant to support the fifth phase of the Central African Backbone Program (CAB Program) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2014-07-23 Enough Project Reactions to Appointment of New UN Special Envoy On Congo
[ENOUGH]The United Nations Secretary-General announced yesterday that the new UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region will be senior Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit, replacing Mary Robinson. His mandate is focused on peace and security in the D.R. Congo and the region. The Enough Project warmly welcomes Ambassador Djinnit in his new appointment.

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